I am so excited to see that Under Armour ® has come out with a line of ladies hunting clothing. Under Armour ® is paying attention and has noted that women drive the industry in purchases. They have created a full line of quality, practical hunting clothing specifically fitting a lady’s physique. It is more than just pink accents to attract our attention. I often hear ladies asking for breathable, waterproof cold gear. Apparently, Under Armour ® heard them also.
Under Armour’s answer to ladies’ breathable/waterproof cold gear is their upcoming “Quest” line. The line includes ArmorStorm ® technology which gives the huntress single wall core insulation. The benefit of single-wall technology is that it eliminates the traditional bulk of cold-weather gear. With tapered seams and various adjustable features, the Quest pieces are ideal for layering.
The Quest jacket is tapered to fit a woman’s figure and still allows for movement and range of motion. There is plenty of room in the shoulder and hip area without a lot of loose fabric. The jacket includes a non-removable hood with an extended visor design to eliminate water from dripping inside the coat. It has two large hand pockets and two cargo pockets with closure flaps to carry the many items required for a successful hunt without the risk of losing items while in the field. On the arms are additional small zippered pockets. The sleeves feature adjustable cuffs and the pink antlered Under Armour logo.
Quest pants are tapered to fit a woman’s figure, with fully tapered seams and extra room in the hip. I was impressed to see the addition of belt loops to these pants. Belt loops are a must for any hunting pants, and Under Armour designers did not forget them. They are important for the ease of adjusting to fit and for carrying your multi-tool or handgun. Ladies, if you are not into wearing a belt with your hunting pants, don’t worry. They kept you in mind as well. The Quest pant features a cinched waist as well. Once again we find the pink antlered Under Armour logo on the cargo flap. With two waist pockets, two cargo pockets and two rear pockets, this pant is perfect for all your hunting calls, tags and accessories. The leg of the pant features a durable zipper going up the leg, nearly to the knee and has plenty of room to pull the pant on or off over your hunting boots.
I would like to see a couple of additions in future prototypes from Under Armour. One being both inside and outside chest pockets on the jacket. Another would be an interior gator on the pant with a boot clip, velcro, and snap closure. Other than those items, I feel Under Armor hit the mark with their ladies’ Quest cold gear. They did not cut corners in this product’s quality, construction, or design. It is exciting to see companies setting the bar high in the ladies’ market.
It won’t be long until we can field test this product. Under Armour Quest will be available in June 2011.
Advertisements on this site do not express or represent the opinion of MAC Outdoors or Mia Anstine.